My least favorite part of gardening is the late winter/early spring clean up. After four or five months of neglect, my garden is sad and depressing, and just looking at it makes me want to pretend it doesn't exist.
Last winter my son and I built a window bird house, which was a great parent/child project to do together. We were excited about the potential, as we hung the house on our window and waited for new neighbors to arrive.
I’ve seen many food, farming, and health-related documentaries, but a film I watched recently stood out from the pack. Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that “most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.”
Winter is a great time of year to work on non-planting projects, especially this winter in Virginia where the snow just keeps on comin'. And birdhouses are a simple and fun thing to do with kids right now, as birds are starting to prepare nests in anticipation of spring babies.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the garden, this happens: